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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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89
very good

2,503 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,503
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 106
Gots: 653 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-19-2013

Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet.

Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.
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Photo of rooskey379
4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good stout beer. Really enjoyed it. We'll have again

Photo of GaryLikesAle
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 510a
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schimms
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into large snifter - minimal thin brown head.

Good fall spice smells. Very similar to Pumking.

Taste: mix of stout/light espresso with expected pumpkin spices.

Light carbonation as expected.

Overall: can't drink more than one, but went great with BBQ salmon. Best shared with a few friends.

Photo of ChaseBeer
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cglenden
4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured a very dark brown/black with thin surface head that dissipated rater queckly never to return, no lacing, no legs
S - This was really unique. I was picking up some sort of sweet nut and toffee, sweet malt, roast, then alcohol; very interesting, like no other
T - The taste was like the smell and I thought it sweet; good mix of flavors but with the alcohol hidden, which was good aat 8.9.
F - Very low carbonation, full/heavy, coats tonguee
O - I actually kept going back and forth as to whether this was a drinking or a sipping beer. The appearance and smell tell you sipping, but you didn't get that high ABV warming when drinking. This was a really interesting beer that I'd like to try again.

Photo of Ihadbeer
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DemoniChris
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nordbier
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very different spices. Smell and taste of a lot of crystal malts. Not sweet at all. Really good taste but different.

Photo of Buttstallion
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryanmcd
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyI
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to a Westbrook snifter, the espresso-like liquid settles with virtually no head, trapping most light, and lending an umber tone when well illuminated. There is no lacing, and the relative fluidity of the beer reveals it's lack of viscosity. Immediately, memories of tootsie rolls come to mind as I take a deep dive in to the bouquet. Fall spices and classic pumpkin pie aromas also greet the nose. This is very intriguing. Absent are many of the typical scents of an imperial stout... coffee, roast, smoke, alcohol.... and I think that suits this beer perfectly. It's like a fine confection, brimming with desert-like appeal. The flavor follows suit, delivering chocolate sweetness and an assortment of holiday cheer. The underlying alcohol is fairly well-hidden, and the brew achieves a nice balance with minimal bitterness. The hop profile is obscured, but like any great supporting actor, it puts in a worthy performance. This really has all of the charm of Pumking, with an added dimension that makes the beer imminently drinkable. I really appreciate the balance. Pumking was like a revelation for me, but quickly became too intense to drink much more than a single pour. With Warlock, I have refilled my glass from the Blackwater bomber, and could easily go back for more. The flavors of this seasonal treat remind me a little of Allagash Black, but where that one veered off course, this one stays right on track. The only "complaint" that I might add, is that the mouth-feel is a little underwhelming. Perhaps that's what gives Warlock it's supreme drinkability, but I must admit that the medium-thin body makes me yearn for a little more. Overall, this is a new addition to my must-have holiday rotation. I am enchanted by Warlock's wizardry.

Photo of Wicketsmusik
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Inglum515
4.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Remdog
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mertzhb15
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmorel
4.76/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,503 ratings.